Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

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Little, Brown, Jun 1, 2004 - Humor - 272 pages
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David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives -- a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.
 

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User Review  - campingmomma - LibraryThing

The book is about Dave's quirky family and boyfriend who all seem to provide a ton of material for his books. This is my first Sedaris read and I have to say I was not disappointed. It was laugh out ... Read full review

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

I did not enjoy this one as much as all of his other books (and I've read them all at this point). I found the subject matter depressing. Every now and then Sedaris has some insightful and beautifully ... Read full review

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Contents

Us and Them
Let It Snow
Full House
Consider the Stars
Monie Changes Everything
The Change in
Slumus Lordicus
The Girl Next Door
The End of the Affair
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David Sedaris was born in Binghamton, New York on December 26, 1956, but he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of North Carolina. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. He is a popular radio commentator, essayist, and short story writer. He held many part-time and odd jobs before getting a job reading excerpts from his diaries on National Public Radio in 1992. His first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, was published in 1994. His other works include Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, and Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). Me Talk Pretty One Day won the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 2001. He has also written several plays with his sister Amy Sedaris including Stump the Host, Stitches, and The Little Frieda Mysteries. In 2014 her title, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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